Clery Act & Campus Security Authorities
What is the Clery Act?
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), as amended (the “Clery Act”) is a federal law requiring all institutions of higher education receiving federal financial assistance under the programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. The Clery Act, named in memory of a Lehigh University freshman who was assaulted and murdered in her residence hall room in 1986, specifically requires that colleges and universities have in place and disclose the following policies, practices, and procedures:
- Policies regarding procedures and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies on campus and regarding the university’s response to such reports
- Policy concerning security of and access to campus facilities, including residences, and security considerations used in the maintenance of campus facilities
- Campus law enforcement policies, including enforcement authority, and policies encouraging accurate and prompt reporting of crimes
- Description of the type and frequency of programs designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and crime prevention procedures and practices to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others
- Annual reporting of statistics concerning the occurrence on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, and on public property of the following criminal offenses: murder, forcible or non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, manslaughter, arson, arrests or persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession, and crimes in which the victim is intentionally selected because of actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability
- Policy concerning the monitoring and recording through local police agencies of criminal activity at off-campus student organizations recognized by the university that are engaged in by university students, including student organizations with off-campus housing facilities
- Policy regarding possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and enforcement of state underage drinking laws
- Policy regarding possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs and enforcement of federal and state drug laws
- Description of drug and alcohol abuse education programs
- Campus sexual assault programs and procedures to prevent sex offenses
Campus Security Authorities (CSA)
The U.S. Department of Education defines Campus Security Authorities as:
- A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
- Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property).
- Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
- An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.
What is the role of a CSA?
The Tulsa Community College Police Department encourages all members of the TCC community to report crimes to us on a timely basis. However, under the Clery Act, CSAs are required to report Clery Act qualifying crimes which occurred on campus, in public areas bordering campus, and in certain non-campus buildings owned or controlled (leased) by the College. The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the CSA role is to acknowledge that some community members and students, in particular, may be hesitant about reporting crimes to the police, but may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus-affiliated individuals.
Download the CSA report form. This PDF can be printed, filled out, scanned, and emailed to email@example.com. If you choose to type in the fillable PDF form, fill out all the required information. Then, when you want to save the form, click PRINT, change your printer to Adobe PDF, and click print. This will cause a dialog box to show. Click SAVE and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Security Report (ASR)
The ASR covers these and other topics of Student information.
- Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
- Crime Statistics
- Safety & Security
- Prevention Programs for Students
- Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs
- Sexual Misconduct
Clery Incident Report Classifications
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury results from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed
The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another kind.
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Dating violence means violence committed by a person—who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by: a current or former spouse or intimate partner; a person with whom the victim shares a child in common; a person who is cohabitating with or cohabitated with the victim, a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws in which the crime of violence occurred.
Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and the making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine). Note: While marijuana has been decriminalized in the District of Columbia, its use and possession continue to be classified as drug abuse violations.
The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of their youth or because of their temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Includes all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access, even though the vehicles are later abandoned - including joy riding)
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. NOTE: Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths, and justifiable homicides are excluded.
The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
The taking or attempting to take anything from value of the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.
Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or to suffer substantial emotional distress.
Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
To willfully or maliciously destroy, injure, disfigure, or deface any public or provide property, real, or personal, without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such means as may be specified by local law.
The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.